symphysiotomy

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symphysiotomy

 [sim-fiz″e-ot´ah-me]
division of the symphysis pubis to facilitate delivery.
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sym·phys·i·ot·o·my

, symphyseotomy (sim-fiz'ē-ot'ŏ-mē),
Division of the pubic joint to increase the capacity of a contracted pelvis sufficiently to permit passage of a living child.
Synonym(s): synchondrotomy
[symphysis + G. tomē, incision]
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symphysiotomy

(sĭm-fĭz′ē-ŏt′ə-mē, sĭm′fə-zē-)
n.
Surgical division of the pubic symphysis, especially to increase the capacity of a contracted pelvis sufficiently to permit the passage of a fetus during delivery.
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symphysiotomy

An operative procedure in which the symphysis pubis is divided in a contracted pelvis to allow vaginal delivery of an infant; it is no longer a justified procedure, given that an infant can be more safely delivered by cesarean section.
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sym·phys·i·ot·o·my

, symphyseotomy (sim-fiz'ē-ot'ŏ-mē)
Division of the pubic joint to increase the capacity of a contracted pelvis sufficiently to permit passage of a living child.
Synonym(s): pelviotomy (1) , pelvitomy, synchondrotomy.
[symphysis + G. tomē, incision]
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Sigault,

Jean René, French obstetrician, 1740–.
Sigault operation - enlarging the pelvic outlet by division of the symphysis pubis to facilitate childbirth. Synonym(s): symphysiotomy
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